Iconic Singer Of Liverpool Anthem, Gerry Marsden Dies At 78.

 

Touchaheart Nigeria reports that the iconic singer/voice of Liverpool anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, Gerry Marsden, is dead.

The singer who started a band called Gerry and the Pacemakers, and completed sell-out tours around the world, passed away following a short illness related to a heart infection.

 

 

Originally a showtune in musical Carousel, Marsden and his band covered the hit in 1963, and it was number one in the UK Singles Chart for four weeks.

Iconic Singer Of Liverpool Anthem, Gerry Marsden Dies At 78

The club’s fans soon adopted the song as an anthem sung before and after games.

 

 

Liverpool’s legendary manager Billy Shankly was reportedly ‘in awe’ of the track when he heard it on a pre-season coach trip the summer it had been recorded.

 

Shankly loved the hit so much he reportedly told Marsden in 1964:

“Gerry my son, I have given you a football team and you have given us a song.”

 

A year later Shankly picked it as his final track on Desert Island Discs ahead of the 1965 FA Cup final.

 

Since then till today it has been the club’s number one anthem.

 

Liverpool club paid respect to him on twitter expressing their sadness over the passing of the clubs treasured icon.

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